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Libya / Uprising / Obama Message #990919

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 28, 2011
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Tonight's address by President Obama to explain the US role in Libya previewed.

(Washington: Jake Tapper) How Obama will try to bring the American people into his decision-making process examined; details given about what he will say about NATO and the questions he may address in the speech about the length, cost and end game of the mission and what kind of precedent it could make for dealing with events in other nations. [In weekend video, OBAMA - says the international community came together to save lives.] [On "This Week," Secretary of Defense Robert GATES, Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - comment on Libya.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos) The timing of tonight's speech, the setting at the National Defense University and the tone of the message discussed; Gallup Poll figures on the limited support for war in Libya cited.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) ABC News coverage of the address cited.

(Benghazi: Alex Marquardt) The steady march forward of the rebels in Libya towards leader Muammar el-Kadhafi's hometown of Sirt paved by international air strikes featured; scenes and map shown of fighting. [Rebel fighter Tawfik MANSOURY†- comments on the air support and Kadhafi.] US concerns the rebels may be moving too fast noted.

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Diane;
Tapper, Jake;
George, Diane Sawyer,;
Marquardt, Alex
Duration:
00:06:00

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